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Cicero Jackson Parchman, retired after 20 years as a dock worker for Safeway, died Tuesday of pneumonia in a Fairfield hospital. He was 74.

The Mt. Vernon, Texas, native was a 50-year resident of Richmond and was an Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by sisters, Irene M. Johnson of El Sobrante, Elizabeth Marshall of Alameda, Dorothy Louis of Richmond and Neva Martinez of San Pablo; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services: None at the family's request. Burial at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella. Civic Center Chapel of Wilson & Kratzer Mortuaries, Richmond, handled arrangements.

Memorial gifts: Leukemia Society of America, Northern California Chapter, 55 Hawthorne St., Suite 510, San Francisco, CA 94105-3912.

(West County Times, Richmond, CA, 7 Jun 1996, Page B3 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)

(courtesy of Deirdre O'Rourke)

Grave marker for Cicero J. Parchman in Plot: 10, 0, 2447 o the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella Village (Merced County), California.

Cicero enlisted in the Army at Tyler, TX on 16 September 1942 and was assigned to the 504th PIR.

On 15 May 1944 he was attached to Hq 2nd of the 508th and remained so throughout the war.

He made the D-Day jump into Normandy and was taken prisoner that same day.  It was exactly one year later that he was last date reported; liberated from Stalag 4B.

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